Propose a unique new application for amazing OLED lighting technology
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OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) for lighting are small area glass pieces or flexible materials coated in organic materials that produce (emit) light. OLEDs are used to emit light in new ways. Some of the key benefits of OLED over other lighting systems such as LED include:

- NO Ultra Violet rays: OLEDs emit no UV rays with minimal infrared rays.

- NO Heat Sinks Required: Unlike LED’s, OLEDs are very cool to the touch and emit very little heat.

- Lumens and efficacy: While LEDs can function with very high lumens output, OLED’s offer a lower, gentler lumens light output, and with a good lumens per watt efficacy range.

- Lifetime: OLEDs have excellent lifetimes compared to traditional lighting technologies.

- No Shadows: Wide and excellent dispersion of light, eliminating harsh shadows.

- Great Color possibilities: OLEDs can be produced with colors.

- Very thin: OLEDs are 1.1 mm thick and much thinner than other lighting methods.

- Reflection: Due to various manufacturing techniques, OLED lighting panels can turn into a mirror when switched off.

At Kaneka, we make OLED lighting panels that can fit a variety of luminaire designs. Click here to learn more about our OLEDs specifically. We’re excited to think of more applications for our OLED technology beyond what traditional lighting and LED’s can achieve. Innovative applications of our OLED technology can enhance people’s everyday lives. What do you think are the best new applications for OLED panel lighting technology?
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Propose a unique application or use case for OLED technology:

1. What is your use case or application for OLED technology?

2. What factors from the listing above does your application take advantage of and how does it uniquely utilize OLEDs?

3. What is the target market for your application, how is it a fit there, and how will we profit from producing it?

4. (Optional) Sketches, drawings, CAD renderings, mock-ups, charts, videos, graphs or any other visuals that support your application

Things to consider:

- Disrupt Industries! How can OLEDs change the way businesses and industries operate? We mostly work in business to business operations but are open to business to consumer products as well!

- Get Creative! We think about OLEDs every day! Wow us with a unique and outside the box idea.

- Business is key. We make and sell OLEDs and OLED products, submissions that have a potentially large profit margin are great, even if the product is for a niche market.

- Ease of development... Simple products and applications are encouraged.

- Can’t beat ‘em. OLEDs are expensive to make, LEDs are not. If you could create your application with LEDs, we won't consider it. Make sure your use case is OLED specific.

Additional Terms: Please review the challenge provisions attached below before submitting your solution. By submitting a solution you agree to these additional terms terms.

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
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